photo by © Reuben Radding 2014

WELCOME

I invite you to discover the Deep Listening® community that I am cultivating world-wide. My work envelops inner worlds, dreams, nature and community through sound and multi-dimensional listening. My life has been about playing the flute and becoming a “specialist” of contemporary music. I am also fascinated with ancient sounds of our ancestors.

It seemed impossible to sing while playing the flute, yet learning complex contemporary scores led me to listen to ancient traditions. Once I could sing and play, my experiments in sound blossomed into compositions…which then pulled me to dream about lands I’d never been to. Eventually my travels gave me opportunities to improvise with artists from around the world and then…The imagined became reality.

Through my Deep Listening® practice, I am gradually collecting and uniting a global community of listeners and dreamers, through in-person and online facilitation sessions. My work as an Associate Professor of interdisciplinary music at Colorado University at Colorado Springs is the hub of my research for building a creative collective of listeners. This website shares my life work, my ideas and my explorations. This constant in-progress experiment is evolving and transforming and I deeply appreciate your participation in this process.

I am listening. Join me.

 

MOVEMENTS (a mini-blog)

Spring 2020
Cork, Ireland
I write to you during a tumultuous moment in our human history.
Thank you for spending a bit of your time here. What does movement mean to you now?  While we may be physically limited, does this compression bind our thinking or can we use it as a time to expand? I find myself in lockdown in Cork City, Ireland, in a small apartment, overlooking the River Lee. The government travel restrictions over the past 3 months have kept me bound with a 2-5 kilometer radius. Each day I am privileged to watch the changing sky, the ebb and flow of the river tides, the birds as they play and fight, and peacefully bob along the currents. I get to see the evolution of the city, as it quiets down, and bubbles up and quiets down again. While here, on a shut-down Fulbright/Sabbatical, I am allowed to take aimless walks and listen.

There is no need to try to be creatively prolific. I recognize my privilege and I wonder how I can be useful, helpful and give back to my community. So I designed free online monthly Deep Listening® gatherings, called “Listen In.”

I invite you to join our global community to playfully explore how listening can bring us together and expand our creativity and community. If you’d like to be on my mailing list, please reach out and let me know!